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To Kill a Mockingbird archiveThe place is Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem and their summertime visitor Dill. When their father Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous and compelling case for the defence of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of freedom, justice, honesty and hypocrisy. A compelling, deeply moving story told with warmth and humour.
Performers Duncan Preston (Atticus Finch), Stephen Casey (Heck Talte), Andrea Harris (Calpurnia), Richard Heap (Boo Radley/Mr Gilmer), Bettrys Jones (Scout), Ged McKenna (Bob Ewell), Vinta Morgan (Tom Robinson), Charlie Roe (Judge Taylor), Helen Ryan (Miss Maudie), Joe Speare (Reverend Sykes), Sally Tatum (Mayella), Craig Vye (Jem), Anita Booth, Christopher Chilton, Tor Clark, Andrew Kwame, Phil Mulryne, Charity Or, Jean-Marc Perret.
Book by Harper Lee. Author Christopher Sergel. Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse. Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company. Producer Touring Consortium. Producer Watershed Productions. Director Michael Buffong. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Johanna Town. Director Neale Birch (associate director). Director Kate Waters (fight). Other Sally Hague (dialect coach).

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (Play) production archive for QTIX code T506657155. Details of all To Kill a Mockingbird archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5306

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Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre)
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County Durham
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Canterbury
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King's Theatre
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Edinburgh
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New Theatre
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New Wimbledon Theatre
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Chichester Festival Theatre
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Everyman Theatre
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Gloucestershire
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18 Nov 06
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Birmingham
West Midlands
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Theatre Royal
Norwich
Norfolk
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The Lowry
Salford
Greater Manchester
8 Sep 06
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7 Oct 06
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds
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UKTW News/Reviews

News:
31Oct06:

User Reviews

USER (31Oct06): To Kill a Mockingbird Birmingham Rep, 30 October 2006 Produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Watershed Productions and The Touring Consortium. A capacity audience were at The Rep last night to see Christopher Sergel's excellent stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. Written by Harper Lee in the late 1950s the story was originally snapped up by Hollywood and made into an award-winning film in 1962, which won three Oscars, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck in the leading role of Atticus Finch. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. The action is seen through the eyes of 8-year-old Scout Finch (played by Bettrys Jones), her older brother Jem (played by Craig Vye) and their summertime visitor Dill (played by Jean-Marc Perret). All 3 actors have perfected the southern drawl but because of this at times it was difficult to follow all that was said. When their father Atticus Finch, a local lawyer, (played by Duncan Preston), represents a poor disabled black man Tom Robinson, (played by Vinta Morgan) on a charge of the rape of a young white girl, Mayella Ewell (played by Sally Tatum) their life is changed forever. It is the courtroom drama in Act 2 and the subsequent events that remain shocking and moving. Act 1 whilst setting the scene for what was to come needed to be tighter and faster paced. Duncan Preston is a very well known television actor and it is perhaps his long association with comedienne Victoria Wood, and TV comedies like Acorn Antiques and Dinner ladies that most people will know him for. Here however you will find a very different actor whose name should in all fairness be along side the title of this play or even above it. His commanding presence in the central role of Atticus Finch is powerful and believable. His final address to the jury is a masterpiece. Directed by Michael Buffong with a splendid cast and with an excellent set designed by Simon Higlett in which you could almost feel the heat of the courtroom this is a drama well worth seeing. This excellent production continues at The Rep until Saturday 18 November 2006. Clive Fuller

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